Grants

Hillsborough Kids May Have Safer Routes to Play

– Project evaluates how children can get more safely to parks and playgrounds –   Parks and trails are an important part of any community. They provide safe healthy places to play and explore. In a well-designed community, homes, parks, stores and schools are connected by safe walking and biking routes. Safe routes encourage children […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]

Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire

Even in a relatively well-off state like New Hampshire, food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—affects about one in ten residents. With support from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, the UNH Carsey Institute for Public Policy has published a new research brief that assesses New Hampshire’s food […]

Union Leader: NH Voices: Gail Garceau — With school out, we need safe routes for children

WITH SCHOOLS SOON to be out for the summer, it’s important for us all to remember to be on heightened alert for young children while driving — particularly through areas where kids will be traveling to get to parks and playgrounds. Unfortunately, walking and bicycling routes to playgrounds often have safety gaps that make it […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Our New Strategic Grantmaking

During 2018, the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation Board of Directors and its staff completed a strategic planning process that resulted in refinements to the foundation’s grant making and funding approach. Two of the foundation’s five funding priorities, Increase Access to Children’s Health and Dental Insurance Coverage and Prevent and Reduce Childhood Trauma are now […]

Important new study documents a significant share of NH children are at risk

Science tells us that investing in the early years of a child’s life matters because it is during this time that we set the foundation for all learning and growth. That is why The Endowment for Health, the NH Charitable Foundation and the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation commissioned two studies over two years by […]

2019 Call for Spring Grant Applications

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation grant application process is now open for the following funding priorities: Promote oral health for children through age five and pregnant women  Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five Reduce food insecurity We anticipate two rounds of funding in 2019. Requests for single year projects […]

More Than $800,000 in Grant Awards Made in 2018

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded more than $800,000 during the 2018 program year. The funding benefitted 17 health-related initiatives and projects at nonprofit and community organizations across the state. The foundation’s grants address the health of New Hampshire’s youngest and most vulnerable children ages 0-5, their families, and the communities where they live. […]